July 17, 2006 Lecompton City Council Minutes
7:00 P.M. Mayor Roy Paslay opened the Lecompton City Council Meeting. Council President Tim McNish and Council Members Mark Tunstall, Ed Smith, Chuck Folks and Bruce Liese were present. Superintendent Justin VanWinkle, City Treasurer Georgia Wingfield, City Clerk Sandy Nichols and City Attorney Larry Hendricks were present. Several city residents were present.
Tim McNish made a motion to approve the July 3, 2006 minutes with the addition: Tim McNish seconded Ed’s motion to accept Bogner & Long for 2006 audit, vote was unanimous. Mark Tunstall seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Mark made a motion to approve the bills. Ed Smith seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
After discussion, Chuck Folks made a motion to accept a building permit application, that would include additional 15’ set back to be within the city codes, from Jamine & Annette Nally. Tim seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Bob Treanor was present to discuss repairs/replacement of the “Welcome to Lecompton” sign 1029 south of town. An estimate of $648 was presented. There was discussion of what could be added to make the sign more durable. No action was taken.
Several residents were present to discuss rezoning of the Goodrich property. Linda Kroeger stated they would like to know what would be going in that location before it is rezoned. Betty Corel also had concerns about traffic on the Boone street and the condition of the bridge on Boone Street. No action was taken.
Mike Belt and Mike Shields were present to discuss Lecompton City Council Agenda being made available. Bruce Liese made a motion to email the agenda the day of the meeting around 4:00 O’clock. Mark seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Steve Zawilinski was not present.
Greg Trendel reported to the City Council that the Lecompton Planning Commission had approved a recommendation to rezone from an R-1 to a C-2, the Goodrich property along Eisenhower Drive. The vote was 3 Ayes and 2 Nays. Greg was requested to send a written recommendation to the City Office. Tim made a motion to send the recommendation back to the PC requesting the dimensions of the lot sizes. Ed seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Jim Driver was present to ask if the Lecompton Volunteer Corp could work on the spring toys in the park. The Council approved.
Dave Bogner was present to present and discuss the recommended 2007 budget. After discussion, Bruce made a motion to raise the mil levy 2 mils. Chuck seconded the motion and the vote was 3 Ayes and 2 Nays (Tim McNish and Ed Smith) Bruce made a motion to publish the budget as amended. Chuck seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Larry reported he had talked with Harold/Junior Starkebaum regarding the yellow clover vegetation cover on the Nehrbass property. Mr. Starkebaum said the yellow clover was good cover to help erosion and should be mowed or cut down periodically. After discussion Chuck made a motion to send a copy of the city codes and a letter stating to mow or cut the area. Ed seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Larry also reported information regarding franchises and how they are now paid to each city and would be paid in the future to the state. There was a report regarding Eminent Domain and the changes effective July 1, 2007. There was discussion regarding the Conceal Carry laws. No action was taken on any of these topics.
After discussion it was requested to send a letter to Pat Blanchatt and Scott Norris stating they are to continue paying trash fees. Solid waste disposal codes are to be included with the letter.
Mr. Hatcher reported he feels there should be no concern regarding the dogs. If he is home the dogs may be out and he will get them in. If he is not home the dogs will be inside. If we would call him when we read meters he will make arrangements to be present.
After discussion the council requested Donna Crawford be contacted to have a Public Hearing regarding the CDBG grant at 6:45 P.M., or a time she suggests, on Aug 21, 2006.
Bruce made a motion to have a Special Meeting July 24, 2006 for citizens to discuss a new water plant. Tim seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Chuck asked about the code book discussion at the previous meeting.
After discussion regarding the sign, Roy said he would call and check it out.
9:36 P.M. Ed made a motion to adjourn. Chuck seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous.
Sandy Nichols, City Clerk